[TR] Small coolant leak
Randy and Valerie DeRuiter
deruiterville at hotmail.com
Sun Sep 13 13:32:26 MDT 2020
I have to say your note makes me realize how much I miss Randall Young and his always present knowledge of items like this. Not positive, but I think I recall Randall talking about these taps, and the potential for poorer quality in the replacements. I believe the fix that can help is to lap in the valve with some lapping compound, similar to a valve job. Best to take if off the block if you want to try, but it isn't too bad to disassemble and with a little work you may be able to get a better seal.
From: Triumphs <triumphs-bounces at autox.team.net> on behalf of David Friedlander <forzion7 at gmail.com>
Sent: Sunday, September 13, 2020 1:21 PM
To: TR3 Triumphs <triumphs at autox.team.net>; New England Triumphs <net at newenglandtriumphs.org>
Subject: [TR] Small coolant leak
I have noticed a small coolant leak from my TR3 and have traced it to the handle assembly of the water drain tap on the side of the block. Anyone else had this issue? It's a new tap and don't know what the fix might be. It's not leaking from where the tap threads into the block... Thanks in advance for any BTDT advice...
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